Darte R. Metcalf

Darte R. Metcalf, 83, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

Mr. Metcalf was born July 25, 1929, in Harveyville, one of 11 children of the late John and Catherine Metcalf (Price).

He was employed as an assembler and foreman for 48 years by the Ford Motor Co., retiring from the Lorain Plant.

Darte was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Bissett; grandson, Shannon Gunter; and brothers, John Jr., Glenn and Neil.

Mr. Metcalf is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sally (nee Wheat); children, Debbie Kiser and her husband, Mark, Lane Metcalf and Connie Baltz; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Jacqueline Stockdale, Maryland; Sue Hoyt, Broadway; Vivien Everett and Madeline Bilby, Muhlenberg; Ferne Stevens, Harveyville; and Peggy Cragle, Sweet Valley; and brother, Richard Metcalf, Sweet Valley.

The funeral was held at Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake, Ohio, with the Rev. Richard Metcalf, Sweet Valley, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Red Cross.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 1, 2013